Exotic Fruits – Dragon Fruit

As we continue in our “Exotic Fruits” series, check out the spectacular dragon fruit.  You’ve likely heard the name, but did you have any idea it looked like this? Amazing!

Dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is actually a type of cactus, and the fruit comes in 3 colors: 2 have pink skin, but with different colored flesh (one white, the other red), while another type is yellow with white flesh. Dragon fruit is low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.

Dragon fruit tastes wonderful! – sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that’s like a cross between kiwi and pear.

Red flesh dragon fruit – check out that color!

 To eat the dragon fruit, simply scoop out the inside as you do other similar fruits, such as the papaya!

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